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34th Annual Great Chefs of the West to Benefit National Kidney Foundation

Denver’s Foodie Event of the Season Raises Funds, Awareness!

WHO:  More than 20 top Denver chefs from participating restaurants:  Bar Dough, The Bindery, Brazen, Charcoal, D Bar Denver, Highland Tap & Burger, Hop Alley, Interstate Kitchen + Bar, Kachina Southwestern Grill, Max Gill and Grill, Max’s Wine Dive, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, range, The Rib House, Rioja, Root Down, The Squeaky Bean, Table 6, TAG, The Telegraph, Truffle Table, Uncle, Work & Class and more to come. . .

WHAT: . . . will put their exceptional skills to use in competition to win Best Dish for a worthy cause during the 34th Annual Great Chefs of the West, Denver’s foodie event of the season on the heels of Restaurant Week.  Among the participating restaurants are Tommy Lee-owned Hop Alley and Uncle, reviewed as top restaurants in Denver by 5280 Denver Magazine.  Hop Alley placed No. 1 on the publication’s coveted list.  All the chefs will be encouraged to pull out all the stops in the competition.  They pair their food with beverages by local producers. Enotec Imports, a Denver-based Italian fine wine import company, will provide wine pairings for each dish. Signature cocktails, craft beer by Avery Brewing Company, and coffee from Copper Door Coffee also will be served.  The Teresa Carroll Jazz Trio, a local favorite, will be featured along with exciting live and silent auctions!

WHEN:  Thursday, March 16, 2017 – 6 p.m.

WHERE:  Denver Marriott City Center, 1701 California Street, Denver, CO 80202

WHY: The culinary event’s purpose is to raise funds for the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and increase awareness about the prevention and treatment of kidney disease.  See facts below.

TICKETS & INFORMATION:  $200 and available now at   Sponsorships are available.  A portion of each ticket is tax deductible. UCHealth is the title sponsor.

Facts about Kidney Disease

1 in 3 American adults is at risk for kidney disease.  26 million American adults have kidney disease—and nearly 90% aren’t aware of it.  Risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, family history, and age 60+.  People of African American; Hispanic; Native American, Asian; or Pacific Islander descent are at increased risk for developing the disease.  African Americans are 3 ½ times more likely, and Hispanics 1 ½ times more likely, to experience kidney failure.

The National Kidney Foundation is the largest, most comprehensive and longstanding, patient centric organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease in the US. For more information about NKF visit


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